Happy (Black) Friday! Are you planning to go out and brave the stores today? I ended up at the mall last night and didn’t know the sales had already started. It was thankfully relatively quiet, so I was able to knock a few more things off my list. There are some great holiday markets and local vendors putting on sales this weekend, so I’m planning to finish up the last few things on my list with local finds, and maybe catch a few more deals online on Monday. It would be nice to finish all my shopping early next week and starting wrapping. I don’t like shopping malls at the best of times, so I’m glad I’ll be avoiding them in the busy month of December!
We had a fun week with some festive activities, including the trip to Toronto I mentioned last Friday and a Thanksgiving dinner with Garrett’s family. Every weekend we’ve got things coming up with friends and family – and it reminds me of how much I love this season of seeing all those near and dear to you.
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The main building houses 120 vendors, with everything you can imagine from many different cultures.
The tradition of the Saturday Farmers’ Market started in 1803 and continues to this day, with vendors coming from all over Southern Ontario with their seasonal produce. We even spotted some apple farmers from my family’s hometown of Thornbury!
I was given the task of bringing homemade cranberry sauce and the dessert. I went with one pumpkin pie and then I thought I’d try this Dutch Apple Pie recipe for the other one, with a nice cream cheese layer on the bottom.
Thankfully it cooked down to a reasonable height for cutting. Phew!
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I hope you have a lovely weekend, friends!